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Mushroom Networks Unveils Streamer 3G/4G Bonding Device

October 11, 2013

Mushroom Networks, a provider of Broadband Bonding technology, has announced the launch of Streamer, a portable, cost-effective 3G/4G bonding device that offers live, high-quality webcasting over bonded Internet connections.

The service allows users to seamlessly stream live, high-quality video to the Web from practically anywhere. Webcasters get the option to mix and match wireless service from any provider creating built-in redundancy that delivers 100 percent reliability, even if some of the broadband links fail during the live stream.

When not in use for streaming live content, Streamer serves as a traditional Broadband Bonding device, which can deliver fast broadband service to access Internet from the office, home or while traveling.

Weighing only 1.3 pounds, the 3G/4G bonding device is highly portable and can be used in all challenging scenarios that require creating and distributing live content while on the road, such as broadcasters and bloggers covering special events, non-profit organizations reaching across the globe, or even media firms covering tradeshows from the floor.

Streamer comes standard with up to eight USB ports, one RJ-45 Ethernet connector, a built-in WiFi, built-in rechargeable battery option, support for most common video streaming protocols and video servers.

Webcasters can simply plug in the encoded video and audio feed from their encoder or video switcher such as Flash Media Live Encoder on a laptop, Wirecast, Tricaster and TouchStream and then add the USB modem cellular air cards to the Streamer and start streaming video to Web.

The wireless data cards support higher quality video settings such as higher resolution and higher frame rate, as well as unmatched, professional grade reliability.

Streamer simply replaces the wired Internet connectivity in users’ existing streaming setup. They keep their encoder and video server/CDN setup and configuration exactly as it is and simply slide in the Streamer solution as the Internet connection which is optimized for live video streaming.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi